Dáil Éireann - Volume 673 - 05 February, 2009
Written Answers. - Common Agricultural Policy.
Deputy Joe McHugh Deputy Joe McHugh
Deputy Joe McHugh asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if the single farm payment will be reviewed before 2013; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3999/09]
Deputy Brendan Smith Deputy Brendan Smith
Deputy Brendan Smith: In the course of the recently concluded Health Check negotiations, the Council of Ministers agreed as part of the compromise that the future of the CAP post 2013 will be open for review and discussion, based on proposals to be brought forward by the Commission. The compromise provided that these discussions will afford the opportunity to discuss different future models for direct payments. The Council and the Commission issued a joint declaration in which they committed themselves to a thorough examination of the possibilities for development of the direct payment system in the Community and addressing the differing level of the direct payments between Member States.
Dáil Éireann 673 Written Answers. Common Agricultural Policy.